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Tommy Jessop: Why I investigated hospital care for people like me – BBC News

Tuesday, 11 October, 2022

Tommy Jessop: Why I investigated hospital care for people like me – BBC News

People with a learning disability are more than twice as likely to die from avoidable causes than the rest of the population. Actor Tommy Jessop and BBC Panorama investigated some of the stories of families who say they were let down by their medical care.

Tommy Jessop is an actor and campaigner who wants to use his voice to make sure people with a learning disability are heard.

He's known to millions for his role as Terry Boyle on the TV series Line of Duty. He also has Down's syndrome, which puts him among the 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK at risk of having their lives cut short by illnesses that can be treated or prevented.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63179063

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